Thomas James (more formally, Thomas B. James; less formally, Tom James) is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Tom James in Cokato, Minnesota. He is also the founder of Echion CLE, an online legal education provider. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Southwestern University, Thomas James is admitted to the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Minnesota state and federal courts. He is also admitted to practice before the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board (TTAB).
Attorney Thomas James has been practicing law for over 25 years. He has represented clients in copyright, trademark, business, nonprofit organization, and appellate cases. In his spare time, he is a LegalCORPS lawyer providing legal advice and assistance to small businesses, nonprofits and startups. Professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and others.
The author of E-Commerce Law: The Legal Compliance Handbook for Online Business, Website Law, The History of Custody Law, and other books, Thomas James Minnesota attorney has also written numerous law review articles on copyright, business and other topics. Recent examples include “Copyright Enforcement: Time to Abolish the Pre-Litigation Registration Requirement,” Illinois Law Review (2019); “Protecting Copyrights in Professional and Academic Writing” (Pulse, 2020); “Use Tax Nexus: The Illusory Utility of Volume Thresholds,” Sales Tax Notes (2019), “Sales and Use Tax Nexus: The Way Forward for Legislation,” Mitchell-Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy & Practice (2020), and an Avvo Legal Guide to Starting a Business and 10 Key Points to Cover in an Employment Contract. Cokato attorney Tom James is "The Cokato Copyright Attorney," which is alto the name of a blog he maintains which features news and commentary on developments in copyright and trademark law.
Minnesota attorney Thomas James provides continuing legal education to attorneys and other legal professionals.
Thomas James, Minnesota attorney, is a certified TESOL/TEYL/TBE teacher of English to speakers of other languages, including Business English.